A Story Of Horror And Survival

A real story that includes an element of fiction as well as fact will always do well because the story has believable facts as well as the fiction which makes it interesting. Such a book was first developed on the internet and as it was picked up and read by thousands of people downloading it, it made it into paperback format and soon to be a film. The book is called Lights Out and it was written by David Crawford.

One which could easily happen in todays world of Power shortages, global warming, climate change and natural disasters. It is of course a work of fiction by David Crawford and he takes the situation that the main character finds himself in following the days and weeks after the majority of the World has been plunged into darkness and he must secure his family, friends and neighbour’s and steer them through the dangers that they experience.

The name given to the main character is Mark Turner who takes on the huge challenge following an huge burst of Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) which cuts out a huge amount of power across the world, there are no cars around, no engines little in the way of lighting and power unless someone has some form of shielding or other protection available to them. There is utter chaos and of course the villains are going to take every possible advantage they can and they certainly do. This story is easily possible these days and because of this it is very believable and it makes the story that much better.

Silver Hill in South Texas is where this small band begin their quest for survival

The original Author David Crawford is an avid outdoorsman who lives the outdoor life of  hunting, fishing, hiking and shooting. He is also a 4th level black belt with the American Society of Karate where he teaches kids and adults. Crawford resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife and two children.


David Crawford




The Saga Itself
This is really scary stuff, full of what if’s and what would I do? kind of questions.

It is the unbelievable and believable struggle of people from every nook and cranny of our society or should I say Silver Hill in Texas who simply try to survive in a world where they will have lost all normal modern conveniences to which they have become accustomed to. It will be like suddenly going back a couple of thousand years where everything they know from communications to commerce and transportation have been lost and crippled by “The Burst” as it is eventually known. The big cities riot and burn, so many small communities band together in an attempt to save their families, friends, and neighbors from the cruel reality that soon becomes the normal way of things. In the natural order of things natural leaders soon emerge, it may be a role that is not wanted to some people have the knowledge and power to survive where others need to be lead. One such man is Mark Turner, he finds himself pushed into the leadership role he doesn’t want. The story is told through his eyes as he labors with organizing, training, and even refereeing the people around him. Mark knows that their survival depends on everyone in the neighborhood pulling together. But Mark’s biggest battle isn’t with MZB’s, though. He strives most to find within himself the strength, courage, and compassion to lead his ragtag community through this crisis.


Earthquakes Can Be As Bad

This could really happen in todays modern world where many of us are hooked on power and technology. Just imagine for a moment if everything went of for a week, how would you cope, how would we all cope is an even bigger question that would haunt many of us for a long time to come.

Would you be a leader? someone who could take charge and forge a safe path through all the disarray that would follow something like this? Or would you be a lamb and allow and rely completely on everyone else as they scramble around trying to get through. Where would you go?
  What exactly would you do, would you sit tight or head out into the country?

I for one am not sure, I think I would stick around until I had a clear picture of what is happening but


Tsunamis Are Devastating

survival is also a matter of luck for many you know, jump right survive, jump left you die!

But what happens when you run out of food? Would you beg or steal or would you catch your own?
At times like this you would probably be like the rest of us and be wishing you had taken more notice of the abundant nature programs to learn how to light fires and eat the right plants or  even had begun prepping as so many others have been doing for years.